Helping raise bumper sums

The sausage and mash night - with bar games - raised more than �1,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance
The sausage and mash night - with bar games - raised more than �1,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance
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Regulars at a hilltop Calder Valley hostelry have enjoyed some good food and some good fun while raising some bumper sums for a range of good causes which help local people.

Jeanette and Dave Hill of the Hare and Hounds Country Inn at Old Town have organised two successful charity nights so far, raising several thousands of pounds, and another is on the way.

Having seen the devastation heaped on the Calder Valley following the Boxing Day floods, on January 5 Jeanette and Dave held a charity auction evening to raise money for local flood victims and a bumper £3,000 was contributed by keen bidders.

Then on February 6 they raised £1,002 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance with a sausage and mash night and bar games.

The sausages were kindly donated to the event by Paul Stansfield from P.W Stanfield butchers, of Todmorden.

The air ambulance, which has often been called in to airlift patients from the Calder Valley who need to get to hospital quickly, relies on public donations to keep flying.

This year is a special one for the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team, which is based at the Mytholmroyd rescue post, and the next Hare and Hounds charity fundraising evening will be for the team, at a date yet to be decided - see the pub’s Facebook page for updates and details.

Year 2016 sees the team mark its 50th anniversary.

Jeanette and Dave would like to thank all those who have contributed and supported the Hare and Hounds charity evenings.